Forces Driving Radiology Evolution Today
Imaging equipment has long had the reputation of being cumbersome and challenging to operate. As health care dictates greater mobility and access in patient care, it is critical to improve ease of use for radiologists and technologists. By designing equipment, related software and smart algorithms with the radiologist’s daily workflow in mind, we can enable practitioners to operate the equipment more quickly and effectively. When practitioners are able to easily take advantage of new advanced digital technology, exam times are shortened, recalls are reduced and images are more accurate.
Adapting the traditional approach of how imaging works with specialties, such as neurology, cardiology and oncology, is a fundamental piece in the evolving role of radiology. Radiology’s role is no longer just to find the disease, but rather guide the entire treatment process – from diagnosis to surgical planning and treatment assessment. With improved data sharing and telemedicine services, hospital systems are able to collaborate with radiology experts around the world remotely. This enables on-site radiologists to combine the power of state-of-the-art equipment with clinical expertise to offer patients world-class care regardless of location.